JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A plane carrying 167 passengers skidded off the runway and into a wooded area near NAS Jacksonville around 5 p.m. on Saturday.
No one was hurt in the incident and no military property was damaged, according to Miriam Gallet, Public Affairs Officer for NAS Jacksonville.
The Boeing 737 Delta Airline charter flight number 8957 departed from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and stopped at NAS Jacksonville en route to Norfolk, Virginia.
The passengers on the flight, including civilians and military members, will be transferred to another Delta flight from Jacksonville International Airport.
Delta issued the following statement through spokesperson Lindsay McDuff:
"Delta charter flight 8957, being flown for the U.S. Military, left the runway upon landing at Jacksonville Naval Air Station. No injuries were reported and customers are being transported to Jacksonville International Airport where they have been accommodated on another aircraft to continue their travel. Delta is investigating the episode and apologizes for the inconvenience."
The landing incident is under investigation. According to Gallet the cause of the crash is unknown.
The National Transportation Safety Board will handle the investigation solo and the FAA and the Navy won't be involved, according to Gallet.
The NTSB is investigating since it is a civilian airline.
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